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    dd image command line how to

    i have had a look at the man dd and dd --help but can not find what i need to do what i need to do.

    I have also looked at the 'on-line Documentation', and i could see what i need to do but its to a FTP server.

    'What i need to do'


    I would like to take a hard disk image of PC's and Laptops. I have seen G4L, CloneZiller but can not put the image onto a usb hard drive.

    Could some one please tell me what the command line is to make a image and have it put on a usb drive. The image doesn't have to be zipped, as i have got loads of space. Also this is something i can do after
    Many thanks for your time in this matter

    Keith

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    Re: dd image command line how to

    Quote Originally Posted by keiffee30 View Post
    i have had a look at the man dd and dd --help but can not find what i need to do what i need to do.

    I have also looked at the 'on-line Documentation', and i could see what i need to do but its to a FTP server.

    'What i need to do'


    I would like to take a hard disk image of PC's and Laptops. I have seen G4L, CloneZiller but can not put the image onto a usb hard drive.

    Could some one please tell me what the command line is to make a image and have it put on a usb drive. The image doesn't have to be zipped, as i have got loads of space. Also this is something i can do after
    Code:
    dd /dev/whatever > filename-somewhere
    Make sure /dev/whatever is unmounted (and therefore not in use).

    I think that partimage may use dd to create it's images, you may want to try that.
    Regards, David.
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